In the world of soccer, freedom is beautiful when it comes to hair maintenance and we at Styleite have no choice but to rejoice. Hallelujah for groomed, chiseled men! Thanks to the poster boy of athletic finesse David Beckham, his trendy ‘dos — from white boy cornrows to a sweeping mullet, to even a sleazy slick-back — have opened a gate of opportunities for FIFA players around the world.
Staring fearlessly in the eyes of their local barber and a tube of hair gel, the 2010 players are proudly carrying that torch. Although the competition is only nearing its halfway point, we’ve already been spoiled to bits with a stampede of new boys letting their ‘dos flow in the wind with flying colors. What’s more impressive are the styles’ longevity, because fighting against the burdens of sweat, wind, and grazing against other players is equally as tough as scoring a goal.
Whether it’s a set of cornrows, perfect headband placement, a handful of hair gel, or just having pure luck with ridiculously immaculate locks, we have found the men who have mastered the art of sports grooming. After all, when the only helmet you have is your own set of hair, you might as well show it off. Click on the photos below to check out our picks: